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Paul Christian
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Paul Christian

Paul is a Development AP at Afro-Mic Productions, joining the company earlier this year. Before that Paul worked in both development and entertainment production for various companies including BBC and ITV Studios – most recently on The Chase.

Paula Campbell
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Paula Campbell

Paula has worked in the screen industries for over 30 years. Her experience in production, both locally and internationally, has ranged from television commercials to feature films and everything in between. After co-owning a successful production/post company in Belfast for over 10 years, Paula decided to steer her wealth of […]

Ryan Hand
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Ryan Hand

A presenter, comedian, actor and DJ, Ryan is jack of all trades. Hand recently made a big splash onto Saturday night TV presenting alongside Freddie Flintoff on ITV’s Cannonball. Since then he’s appeared on Celebrity Ninja Warrior, Channel 5’s When Eurovision Goes Horribly Wrong, and was named Media Eye’s Rising Star of 2018. Known for […]

Sheridan Tongue
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Sheridan Tongue

BAFTA-nominated, Belfast-born composer Sheridan Tongue is best-known for working on award-winning series and documentaries from the BBC, ITV and The Discovery Channel that have reached a global audience. He is a producer, songwriter, composer, performer and has released albums under his artist moniker IN-IS. Having started his career working in London recording studios with icons such as Robert […]

Simon Nelson
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Simon Nelson

Simon Nelson is the Development Executive for BBC Writersroom.  In this role he takes the lead in the development of new writers and writing for BBC Drama, BBC Comedy and BBC Children’s Drama, covering Television, Radio and Online content.  He works on the Writersroom Dramaroom and Comedyroom projects as well […]

Sophie Hayles
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Sophie Hayles

Based at the British Council in Belfast, Sophie is responsible for promoting and facilitating both Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme and Culture sub-programme within Northern Ireland. Before joining the Desk Sophie worked as an Associate with Counterculture Partnership LLP, a UK-based consultancy that supports cultural, creative and not for profit organisations […]

Stuart Robinson
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Stuart Robinson

Stuart Robinson is the Programme Controller of Bauer NI with responsibility over Cool FM , Downtown Radio and Downtown Country. Stuart had previously launched and became the longest running presenter on rival Belfast CityBeat from 1996 to 2010, before moving to Bauer. As Programme Controller of Downtown Radio, Cool FM […]

Thomas Popay
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Thomas Popay

Thomas Popay is the Head of Development at Stellify Media, he first joined the company at its conception – developing Can’t Touch This, In Solitary and Space Truckers amongst others. Prior to re-joining Stellify Thomas worked for ITV Studios and Chalkboard TV.

Tom Davis
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Tom Davis

Actor, writer and comedian from Murder in Successville (BAFTA Breakthrough Brit who is most well known for playing D.I. Sleet) Other credits: Judge Romesh, Plebs, Keith Lemon Sketch Show, The Morgana Show and  Paddington 2.

Tony Hall
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Tony Hall

Tony Hall is one of the key figures in the UK’s media and arts industry.  As Director-General, he is the BBC’s editorial, operational and creative leader.  He oversees all the BBC’s services across the UK and around the world, both public service and commercial.  He joined the BBC as a […]

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